The GenderGap Clothing Drive fills a need while emphasizing the fact that everyone has the right to express themselves.
Each shirt represents a single story in a larger narrative of the prevalent problem of sexual violence.
The variety and breadth of the coming month demonstrate the nuances of supporting survivors, as well as educating the general public in order to create a safer campus and foster safer relationships.
“I think feminism is the right for all of us to have access to health care, education, living wages, and the right to feel safe. It is about dignity, security, and [living] without fear.”
With the low percentages of marginalized groups in STEM fields, both at UCLA and throughout the United States, it is important to discuss the personal experiences that may be fueling those numbers. Discussing the different situations that people of different social identities face is the first step in taking action for tangible change.
“It starts conversations that need to be had” and these conversations allow us to move towards gender equality.
Stamps with the words “I Am” and “You Are” were provided with blank cards to encourage participants to describe themselves and their friends in a positive way. The prompts were meant to help participants see themselves as more than their weight and more than a number.
“For Hijab Day we just want people to stand in solidarity with our Muslim sisters.”
FEM’s Winter print issue is finally out! Here’s how you can get your copy.
“Feminism is the opportunity for everyone to achieve what they want out of life.”